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Coronavirus RNA strand. Medical illustration. 3D rendering

RNA technology already helped thousands of patients

"RNA-based technology can help babies with spinal muscular atrophy reach milestones such as sitting, standing and walking", says rare disease expert Prof. Annemieke Aartsma-Rus (Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands). This Wednesday 25 January the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology will hold its Annual Lecture on the future of RNA-based ...

A forum to protect academic freedom in the EU

A forum to protect academic freedom in the EU

On 28 November 2022 the European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has launched the ‘EP Forum for Academic Freedom’ during a high-level conference hosted by the Panel for the future of Science and Technology (STOA). Many academics are working in increasingly hostile environments. This STOA initiative will monitor threats to the independence of researchers, scientists and ...

Concept of online foreign language translation and learning - 3d

Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...

The global challenges of 6G

The global challenges of 6G – Interview with Prof Vincent Poor, key speaker of the STOA annual lecture 2021

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, the internet of things, robotics, virtual reality, 5G/6G - over the past decade, we have seen rapid developments in digital technology. More disruptive technological developments are coming and 6G systems are considered to be the basis for these future digital services. What can we expect from this technology? Which are ...

The new European Bauhaus a better future together

The new European Bauhaus: a better future together

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) project was initiated to carry the values of the European Green Deal. It is an interdisciplinary approach in which technology, design, art and science combine forces to build a more sustainable, enriching and inclusive future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsDefOuqkOo In this context, the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology ...

Mental health in Covid times ESMH

Supporting Europeans in coping with the psychological consequences of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has been having a large impact on Europeans’ mental health. On 25 January 2022, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) held a workshop about this important topic, ways to help people cope and policy options. Featuring in this video are European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili, Scientific ...

Meet the new Members of the STOA Panel

The new leading team of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) for the next 2,5 years was elected on 24th of October 2019 by the Members of the Panel.

Regulating disinformation with AI, STOA Study for ESMH

STOA study : Regulating disinformation with AI

This study examines the consequences of the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence (AI) disinformation initiatives upon freedom of expression, pluralism and the functioning of a democratic polity. The study examines the trade-offs in using automated technology to limit the spread of disinformation online. It presents options (from self-regulatory to legislative) to regulate automated content ...